In this April 27th eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Save the Date!
May 17 - Mobile Charging and Resilience Strategies
Instant Charging Infrastructure Anywhere,  Sacramento
Drop in anytime between 9am and 2pm to view the technology and talk to technology providers
  • Provide charging where grid access is delayed or completely unavailable
Keep Electric Vehicles operational during brown-outs and power failures
  • Provide temporary charging for demos, short-term needs, emergency crew sites
  • Continuous Power – Wet hose on site (low-NOx, zero-PM, low-GHG, renewable propane genset)
  • Many more applications
Register Here
June 1 - "Coast-to-Coast EV"
  • 9:30: Register 
  • 10:00: ZEV Fleet Transition Planning Case Studies
  • 11:30: Developing an ZEV Transition Plan for Your Fleet
  • 12:00: Real world drive across the US in an EV
  • Inside Displays: Ford Lightning EV Pickup, SolecTrac EV Bucket Loader, Hertz’ Pole Star EV Sedan, Silverado EV Pickup
  • Outside Displays: Kenworth “K-Series” Box Truck EV, Pioneer Energy e-Boost Mobile EV Charging Trailer, DANNAR EV Mobile Power System (MPS), Volvo JL20 EV Bucket Loader & More Coming!
Register Here
Grants Accepting Applications
FHWA Funding for New Mobility Center
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to establish a Center of Excellence on New Mobility and Automated Vehicles (Mobility COE).
Read more Here
EPA 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Grant Program
  • $400 million in competitive grant funding for zero-emission school buses, clean school buses, and EVSE.
  • Two grant categories: school district and Tribal applicants; and third-party applicants.
  • Priority given to replace buses serving high-need local education agencies, rural areas, Tribal school districts and public school districts receiving basic support payments for students living on Tribal land, and rural areas. 
  • At least 40% of the funding will go to disadvantaged communities.
  • Grant deadline: Tuesday, August 22.
Webinar Info Here
Grant Info Here
Clean Energy to Communities Program: Peer-Learning Cohorts
  • Eligible applicants include public agencies, NGOs and tribal governments
  • No funding is provided for the cohorts, but funding opportunities will be covered in the training
  • Applications Due by May 1
Read more Here
EPA's Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
  • Eligible applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments;
  • Help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks;
  • $1.6 million for up 16 to 20 grants of up to $100,000 each;
  • Applications are due by May 20
Read more Here
Federal Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program
  • $700M available in fiscal 22/23 with $2.5B over five years
  • Funding for Alt Fuel Infrastructure and EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Propane stations and propane genset powered microgrids and mobile EV Charging eligible
  • Applications due May 30
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
Interested in Testing Bi-Directional Charging?
  • Sharing Power Can:
  • Reduce Your Power Costs
  • Provide Resilience During Grid Problems
  •  You May Be Eligible to Test Bi-Directional Charging and Get Reimbursed if:
  • You are in SMUD’s Territory
  • You have 2018 or Newer Nissan Leafs
  • Want a Bi-Directional Head Start and Get Paid?
Contact Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Here
Framework for the Implementation of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new details about the design of the $27 billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). The GGRF will use government funds combined with capital from community lenders to implement thousands of clean energy projects.
Read more Here
EPA's Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers
The White House has announced funding for the “Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers.” $177M in funding will be provided to 17 “Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers” around the US to help overburdened, underserved, and rural communities be able to access technical assistance from the federal government. Each center will receive at least $10M.
Read more Here
Coffee with a Researcher: Webinar Presentation on Integrating Micromobility with Transit and Other Modes
May 25 - 12noon - 1pm
  • Integrating transportation plans at different scales to reduce barriers to mobility;
  • Implementing human-powered, electric-assisted small vehicles to augment existing transportation options;
  • How e-cargo bikes are capable of meeting delivery or family use needs.
Register Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
County of Sacramento Ranked Second in NAFA's Top 100 Fleets in the Americas
The “100 Best Fleets in the Americas” program recognizes peak-performing public and commercial fleet operations. This program identifies and encourages the ever-increasing levels of performance improvement and innovation within the fleet industry. The purpose of this program is to help:
Foster pride in the industry;
Build recognition within the national fleet community;
Increase levels of productivity and operational effectiveness;
Encourage more individuals to consider fleet operations as a career choice.

This year, The County of Sacramento Fleet Management Program placed second out of the top 100 public agency fleets in the Americas. Headed up by Keith Leech, Chief of Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise, has led his fleet with the implementation of major emission reduction and carbon reduction strategies across the entire spectrum of fleet vehicles. In addition to Sacramento County, 15 other public agencies located in various Clean Cities Coalitions in California placed in the top 100.

Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Tesla Prices Drop Again
Tesla has dropped their Model 3 base price by $2,000, making this the sixth price drop this year. 
Read more Here
CATL Battery Targeting Aviation Applications
CATL has used a mix of the highest efficiency cathode, anode and other components to develop a battery with 500 Wh/kg, over twice the energy density of current EV batteries, eyeing batteries for aviation applications. (Note: The Tesla ModelS has a battery energy density of 247 Wh/kg and the Chevy Bolt has an energy density of 237 Wh/kg.) 
Read more Here
Power Grid Congestion Leads to Soaring Energy Costs
“Utility Dive” reports, “Costs to consumers from congestion on the U.S. power grid more than doubled to an estimated $13.3 billion in 2021 from the year before, and will likely keep rising until transmission capacity is built.” Without a very significant growth in transmission lines, power can’t be moved from the lowest cost locations when demand peaks. Simply building more renewable sources does not solve this problem.
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 81.49gCO2e/MJ.
CARB Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Credits-$85.50
Recent Biodiesel Certifications
Check CARB CI Pathways Here
Conferences and Programs
Electric Truck DEPOT Bootcamp
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is offering a free ten-session series of one hour webinars covering the requirements for electrifying a truck depot. The webinars will run from 10am - 11am every other Tuesday from April 25 through September 5.
Please register Here
Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo
May 1 - 4 - Anaheim Convention Center
  • Largest advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels conference and trade show
  • Hands-on access to the fuels, technologies, and vehicles driving the future of transportation
  • Product debuts and major announcements from leading OEMs and suppliers
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with 8,500+ transportation leaders 
  • Access to the most extensive assembly of advanced commercial vehicles anywhere
Read more Here
California Mobile Command Center Expo
May 4 - Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds
  • Demo your command centers
  • View a wide range of command center equipment
Read more Here
Vehicle Interoperability Testing Symposium (VOLTS)
May 9 - 11 - Long Beach
  • CEC project to support electric vehicle charging interoperability & advanced charging features for payment and energy management
  • Full-day conference with two additional days of charging interoperability testing 
  • Charging reliability, scaling charger deployment, implementation of ISO 15118, and secure network payments 
Read more Here
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • We are a proud Community Partner for the 2023 #RoadmapForth Conference!
  • Join 1k+ automakers, utilities, gov. agencies, NGOs & more May 15-17 for the nation's premier #electrictransportation conference.
  • The 2023 Forth Roadmap Conference Program is now available: program overview
Use code CPSAC for $75 off Presale Rates before 1/16 >
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
Green Transportation Summit and Expo "Accelerate to Zero"
August 22 - 24 - Tacoma, Washington
  • West Coast’s Premier Fleet Modernization & Sustainable Transportation Event
  • Networking, Information Sessions, Workshops, Vehicle Walk-throughs
Register Here (Use Discount Code SACRAMENTO-CC-30 for a 30% Discount)
Read more Here
"ZEB Con" Zero Emission Bus Conference
Sept 26-28 San Diego
  • Site Tours of Electric Bus Deployments
  • ZEB 101 Course
  • Charge Management
  • Hydrogen Fueling
  • ZEB Depot Planning
  • Financing
  • Workforce Development
  • ZEB Transition Planning
  • Microgrids
Read more Here
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